Children among dozens killed by explosion at Syria weapons depot – reports

Children among dozens killed by explosion at Syria weapons depot – reports
 

An explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in north-west Syria killed at least 39 civilians, including a dozen children, according to reports.
Rescue workers used bulldozers to remove rubble and extract people trapped in the two buildings flattened by the explosion in Sarmada in Idlib province on Sunday.
A civil defence source told AFP that rescue workers had pulled out “five people who were still alive”.
But the death toll rose as more bodies were retrieved from the rubble, according to Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group.... read more

 
13 August 2018 in World News, Views: 67
Source: Guardian
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